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What sandals should I be wearing?

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MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 12:16:15

I need versatility (casual to smart-casual) and comfort as I walk a lot.

I am living in flip flops atm, which are good for 'casual' but not right for work. I would like to get just one pair that will work with most things day to day. Help please...

stitchtime Sat 11-Jul-09 12:19:14

anything that is comfortable.
i prefer birkenstocks, or fitflops myself, but then i like the tough firm but flexible base. lots of people wear amazing looking sandals, that have flimsy bits of card for a base, that i coudlnt wear in a carpeted house. you just need to find something that fits comfortably, and you like the look of. and stick to it

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 11-Jul-09 12:20:19

I have a nice pair from Jasper Conran at Debenhams. Not flash, they are tan gladiators, but they have a little wedge heel so are good with trousers as well as jeans and skirts.

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sat 11-Jul-09 17:59:37

I have flip flops and birkies but my "casual to smart-casual" sandals of choice are leather strappy flat sandals with a thin leather sole. I bought them 2 years ago from Next for less than £20 a pair (in silver and gold) and have worn them loads. They are still going strong but that's probably because I rarely wear the same pair of shoes 2 days running (and sometimes not for an entire day blush.....I don't have too many shoes, honest)

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 22:04:05

Mrs JS! No 'Toast' sandals for you? shock

How've you found the sale this year, incidentally?

giantkatestacks Sat 11-Jul-09 22:12:29

Some bright, flat gladiator type sandals - New Look have got electric blue and red...

MrsMattie Sat 11-Jul-09 22:14:18

Clarks (yes, Clarks!) have some really nice gladiators in different colours - comfortable and well made, unlike a lot of the cheaper, fashion gladiators. They're definitely this summer's key trend in sandals <feels like the gay fashionista guy on GMTV>

giantkatestacks Sat 11-Jul-09 22:17:48

I have got these and they are comfy enough for my 2 mile round trip of a school run...and are ok for my office as well.

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 22:26:09

I tried New Look last weekend and left in dispirited mode. I don't know if it was their mirrors or what, but everything I tried on looked awful. And I looked wildly out of place amongst the 13 year olds, it was very unsettling.

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 22:27:14

I do like those blue sandals though giantkatestacks. May brave a repeat visit in the week when it will hopefully be quieter.

giantkatestacks Sat 11-Jul-09 22:28:41

My one is near my office in Moorgate so full of 30-something women...grin

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 22:30:51

BTW, is a small wedge heel a key look now? I saw some of those style in New Look as well. They looked like some my mum had circa 1981.

giantkatestacks Sat 11-Jul-09 22:34:32

do you mean like a mid heel in a sort of wood contrast - theres a lot of them about - have also got these for example for a wedding (well mine ahem grin) at the end of July...

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 12-Jul-09 09:42:38

my sandals

MrsSB - I remember my Mum having some pretty similar to this as well. I have seen this heel in a lot of places.

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